There’s no better time to enjoy a scoop of ice cream than during summertime. Cool off from the heat and stick a spoon into a bowl of ice cream at these five local dessert spots located nearby The Place at Harvestree.

1. Henry’s Homemade Ice Cream

Where: 3100 Independence Pkwy

Sweet tooths can find homemade, gourmet ice cream and superior ice cream toppings at this Plano ice cream shop. Henry’s has been in business for more than 33 years, and it’s no wonder why — their ice cream is some of the best you can find in town. From classic banana splits to scoops of your favorite flavor, you can find it all at Henry’s.

2. Old Town Creamery

Where: 6205 Coit Rd

This counter-service ice cream parlor offers up classic, as well as global flavors, shakes, malts, sundaes, smoothies and even freezer cakes for special occasions. Thrillist says Old Town Creamery covers all of the ice cream bases. And the foodies at Zagat reviewed the spot citing, “This Plano ice cream shop’s humble setting belies a unique, interesting menu. In addition to traditional flavors, the store offers a slate of globally inspired flavors like Thai coffee and tea, oolong and Indian kulfi. All can be the base of a shake or smoothie or ordered in cake or waffle cones or waffle-cone bowls.”

3. Sno Tea

Where: 5930 W Park Blvd

Snow ice, boba and crepes are all on the menu at Plano’s Sno Tea sweets shop. A great spot to hang out and cool off, Sno Tea has board games for guests to enjoying, while spooning their desserts. Guests have said that Sno Tea offers “the best crepes in Dallas” and recommend trying the coconut milk tea.

4. Braum’s Ice Cream and Burger Joint

Where: 2005 W Parker Rd

For ice cream and burgers, make a stop at Braum’s. With a variety of ice cream to choose from, the selection seems nearly endless. Choose from old fashioned flavors like chocolate chip, French vanilla, or butter pecan, or be adventurous and opt for a fun flavor like birthday cake, peppermint or pumpkin. Braums also offers sherbets, frozen yogurt options, frozen snacks like ice cream sandwiches, and no sugar added options.

5. Hi Sweetie Ice Cream Rolls and Desserts

Where: 8604 Preston Rd

Ice cream rolls are a hot new dessert trend. Or should we say cool? Regardless, you can try this cool new trend right here in Plano at Hi Sweetie Ice Cream Rolls and Desserts. The sweets shop serves up fruit milk drinks in light bulb-like mugs and shaved ice options in addition to their Thailand-style ice cream rolls. Visitors can choose from a range of toppings, from toasted marshmallow to fruit like strawberries and blueberries.

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